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A Welcome from Jews for Jesus

Briefly, here's what we believe:

  1. God created humanity and the world for good. God intended for peace between all people-including Jews and Gentiles, Israelis and Palestinians.
     
  2. The world, including you and me, has been damaged by evil. It's affected our relationships to God, to one another, and to the environment. We've become self-centered. Some call this sin. In Jewish tradition it's sometimes called the 'evil inclination.' Call it what you like. It's real. The world is not the way it's supposed to be.
     
  3. God cared about us enough to do something. He sent Jesus (in Hebrew-Y'shua) to be our messiah, atone for our sins and reconcile us to God and to one another. It's very Jewish to work toward the restoration of the world; efforts to do that are sometimes called tikkun olam. But peace and reconciliation can't be forced from the outside.* They need to begin in our hearts. And the starting point is Y'shua.
     
  4. When we start to follow Y'shua, God expands our vision of tikkun olam. He asks us to do our part to help heal the world here and now. This includes everything from being better neighbors to caring for the environment. But God also asks us to help others find atonement, reconciliation, and a new life in Y'shua that will last forever.

You know, the Jewish Bible is full of radical ideas about the relationship God wants to have with us, and how that can happen. We hope you'll want to check out some of the links below, or else go to our main web site where you'll find lots more to think about.

Thanks for your time. If you want to discuss anything further we'd like to hear your comments and questions (simply reply to the email we sent you) or click on the contact us link here. Hope to hear from you. Shalom.

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+1 # Eddie 2013-11-30 12:15
God created humanity and the world for good. God intended for peace between all people-including Jews and Gentiles, Israelis and Palestinians. Yes!
Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Leviticus 25:35
“‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you.
Matthew 22:37-40
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
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+1 # Sharmon 2013-05-19 04:31
I'm proud to see Revelation being fulfilled. Stand boldly for Jesus. Proclaim his greatness. I'm confident the Israel will be saved as King Jesus has spoken. May God richly bless you for your efforts in the kingdom building. Often times I wish that I was in Israel enduring the suffering along side my brethren, and proclaiming Jesus second coming. I have confidence in the faithful in Israel to make Great the name of Jesus. My love is with you. Peace and blessing.
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-3 # george levy 2013-05-01 06:58
no historical mention of jesus exists for the time he supposedly existed. worse, his alleged mother and father were goyem.
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+1 # Rich Robinson 2013-05-01 15:58
George Levy,
Are you really interested in historical evidence? Let me know, there is definitely evidence. And why do you say his parents weren't Jewish? What's your evidence?
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0 # Nefarious 2013-05-14 04:38
My understanding comes from what I have read and understand, Y'shua was born to both parents being Jewish, as was I, he read and lived by the Torah and was observant to his parents believes.

We all come into this world alone and leave the same way, it's ours to do with during our stay and I chose to believe that Y'shua was the son of God and that he was an honest friend to many, someone that we could all look up to and trust.
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0 # Olivia 2013-04-09 16:59
I am a Gentile Christian, but I am pretty interested in Judaism. Out of curiosity, would it be possible for me to convert and still believe in Jesus as the Messiah?
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+1 # Rich Robinson 2013-04-10 16:36
No, you would be converting to a religion that says Jesus is not the Messiah and believes in atonement by repentance, charity, fasting, and prayer in place of sacrifice, whereas the New Testament shows Jesus as the sacrificial atonement for our sins. I'm glad you're interesting in the Jewishness of the gospel - I encourage you to pursue that but you know, the New Testament shows Jews and Gentiles in one body - the whole point of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 being that Gentiles can come equally to God without first becoming Jewish.
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0 # James 2013-04-10 21:06
Does this imply that a Jew who gets saved is automatically leaving Judaism? Judaism has many faces and not all agree, so what really IS Judaism by definition???
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0 # Rich Robinson 2013-04-10 21:38
What I'm saying is that "conversion to Judaism" happens through one of the official branches of Judaism. You can say that a Jewish believers follows "Messianic Judaism" but if you convert to Judaism, you are agreeing with what the rabbi and his particular branch of Judaism to which you are convering is saying. The way I think of it for myself is that I always was and will be part of the Jewish people, but I don't consider myself as following Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox Judaism. But a convert to Judaism decides to follow one of those branches or other minor branches.
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-1 # mayank kadakia 2013-03-08 16:48
Dear sir,
My regards to all, i want use word christian ,jews of pelestnian. or hindu,.
I have read quran ,bible and gita, i have question to u that where jesus or allah has stataed that i am god and with my exqisite energy i am holding whole universe and with my casual power i am running world , i am in every thing rather because of me world exists and i have become a universe . Lord krishna has said in shrimad bhagad gita, i expect your responce on this. tahnks,
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0 # sergio 2013-01-24 22:26
In your statement of faith , you say you believe in the father the son and the holy spirit ,now there are two different ways to interpret this faith ,Pentecostal oneness ,or Trinitarian ,which do you belief ,I take it when you express We believe that Jesus the Messiah was eternally pre-existent and is co-equal with God the Father, you take the trinity as statement of faith, and that’s what I belief but I just have to ask, thank you for your time GOD bless your ministry
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0 # Rich Robinson 2013-02-01 18:27
Yes we are trinitarian - we believe God is three-in-one. Check out some of our articles on this page - http://www.jewsforjesus.org/theology/godofabraham
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+1 # Grant Gase 2013-01-20 21:02
I thought I would never find this. But I did. Thank you.
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+1 # Sue 2012-12-09 16:08
Hi
I am a Christian...after reading about Jonathan's question do you have to be of a Jewish bloodline to be a Jew...It made me think about the great flood Noah and his family was Jewish weren't they and we all came from this family of eight....so what does that say?

Those who continued to follow the teachings of God...were called Jews and those who strayed away from the teachings were called Gentiles?...I Keep the sabbath and I refrain from unclean food.

Does it really matter if I'm classed as a Gentile or a Jew?
all that matters is that we believe in Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord...and we continue spreading the gospel to the world.
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+1 # Rich Robinson 2012-12-10 17:11
Sue, Noah and his family were not Jewish. Jews are descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, after the time of Noah.
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0 # Aaron Propp 2012-11-18 10:31
So aside from a lackluster emotional argument based on rectifiying the things you did wrong, why do you believe Yoshke was the Messiah Ben Dovid? There are 2 genealogies that contradict each other that point to Joseph as Yoshke's father, yet both accounts also relate that Joseph was not his father? Can a convert or one adopted become a Kohen? No, they are still aliens to the priesthood, and so too with being a descendant of David. Mary could not pass on inheritance to her son, she became apart of whatever tribe she married. What verse in the Jewish Bible says "faith" in Yoshke is relevant to salvation?
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+3 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-19 17:20
Aaron, everyone has a story. Here are some of them: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/answers-category/lifestories

By the way his name is Yeshua not Yoshke. Yoshke is a derogatory name. How would you like to be called "Aar-head" or something like that?
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0 # Mordechai Allen 2012-11-19 22:41
Aaron and Rich, I’m not certain to which of you I should address my reply, so I’ll just write to you both. Aaron, your question: “What verse in the Jewish Bible says ‘faith’ in [jesus] is relevant to salvation?” is a good one deserving of a sound answer, and not the non-sequitur with which you, Rich, replied. As for your reply, Rich, I agree that everyone has a story, and I read the ones you suggested at the address you provided. Interesting stuff – incredibly sad, mostly, but interesting nonetheless.
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0 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-19 23:07
I replied the way I did because of the condescending reference to Yoshke which tells me someone is not interested in respectful dialogue.
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+1 # mordechai.allen 2012-11-19 23:17
O.K., I understand that you were offended, but what about the question: “What verse in the Jewish Bible says ‘faith’ in Jesus is relevant to salvation?” Also, do you mind if I ask if you are Jewish?
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+2 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-20 18:27
Yes, I am Jewish.
Re: faith in Jesus - it's a cardinal doctrine of Judaism to believe in -- to have faith in -- the coming of the Messiah (Rambam et al). As one person notes, "And when Messiah comes, what then ?Does the Jew then cease to believe in the Messiah, or does he joyfully embrace his arrival?" Trust - belief in, faith in - God and His servants and messengers is found throughout the Jewish Bible.
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0 # Mordechai Allen 2012-11-21 15:40
By your answer “Yes, I am Jewish” I am going to assume that you possess a Jewish neshama. This is important because you'll need that neshama to clearly consider what I am about to write to you. First of all, I have read the testimonies and life stories on your site of those Jews who have become Christians. I have read some of your articles and viewed your video on the “Do Christians Believe There Are Three Gods?” Before pointing-out the erroneous assumptions in your video, I think it is important to note that not one person in all the life story testimonies, with the possible exception of Ceil Rosen (and hers is a story with exceptionally sad, mitigating circumstances) enjoyed an orthodox lifestyle, not just a “black and white” lifestyle, but a truly Orthodox lifestyle. This leads me to my first question: Have you ever taken part in a shomer Shabbos Seudah with an Orthodox family and friends? I don't mean just driving to someone’s house for lunch on Saturday, but 25 shomer hours?
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+2 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-21 16:25
No I haven't, and that is irrelevant to the question of whether Jesus is the Messiah. As is the question of Orthodox background.
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0 # Mordechai Allen 2012-11-21 18:42
The fact that you have never experienced an Orthodox Shabbos isn’t, in itself, any surprise. To date, it appears that no other Jew who is a part of Jews For Jesus has had that experience either. The attendant fact that such an incredible event has not had its intended effect on your neshama is obvious...sad, but obvious. That you think keeping the Shabbos according to the Commandment of HaKodesh Boruch Hu is irrelevant to a correct understanding of Messiah is surprising, however, given the summation in Isaiah 56:6-8. And all of this pleads the case for an Orthodox background.
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0 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-21 19:20
Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one.
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0 # Mordechai Allen 2012-11-21 22:32
Rich, I don’t want to be a nudnik...well...mayb e just a little, but am I to understand that you don’t think Isaiah 56:6-8 has anything to do with the Messiah?
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0 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-26 17:54
It's Messianic times, yes. As for Shabbos, well I guess I observe that mitzvah differently than some other Jews, and again, I'm not Orthodox.
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0 # Izzy the Israelite 2012-11-16 03:09
Th. 11/15/12 common era

Jews for J. is simple a manifestation of I. Corinthians 9:20, also known as heavenly deception. What happens post mortem to Jews who haven't been "saved" as per John 14:6? Do they spend eternity in the lake of fire, along with "Satan" and Judas Iscariot. ("Judas," by the way, means "Jew" in Greek. The Gospels state that Jesus
preached openly in the Temple and local synogogues.
Why then was it necessary for Judas to betray him to the Romans? Answer? "Judas" is simply a red herring, a myth created to foment antisemitism. As for "Satan" as a fallen angel, the Torah illustrates that angels have no free will.
They are limited by G-d Himself and can't be His enemies.
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0 # Rich Robinson 2012-11-16 18:11
Would you really like to know what 1 Corinthians 9:20 is all about (see http://www.amazon.com/Jew-Jews-Contours-Flexibility-Corinthians/dp/3161492935/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353089311&sr=8-1)? Do you even believe in an afterilfe? Do you wish you really had an answer to why Judas betrayed Jesus? Do you ever ask yourself if "Judah" in the Tanach is fictional because his name means "Jew"? Do you like asking a lot of questions?
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+1 # JAMES 2012-11-20 18:57
If angels have no free will, then how did lucifer fall, and how did the "sons of God" (angels) go after the daughters of men and produce freaks (giants) in Genesis chapter 6???
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+3 # Kate Dooley 2012-11-06 16:36
I have been Catholic all my life but my family's blood lines are jewish. Lately I feel really empty about Catholicism and i am wondering if my true self isn't Jewish. Except I have experienced Jesus Christ as the Messiah personally. So Jews for Jesus sounds like a good fit for me. My sister is a converted Jew and is so happy in her faith. We respect each other's views and both love g*d. I am pleased to have found your website and am looking forward to exploring my heritage further. Perhaps the answer to my seeking is to embrace my Jewish heritage and love Jesus Christ as my savior. Is this how others feel?
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+1 # Kristina 2013-04-01 06:41
I know exactly how you feel! I was raised in a Christian home but my family's bloodline is Jewish as well. I wanted to know more of my culture but could never deny the fact that Yeshua is the Messiah! So I've studied a lot about the culture and have actually brought it to my family where we now celebrate the Jewish holidays as a whole! I also found a Messianic Jewish synagogue close to me and have enjoyed learning and seeking the truth.
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+8 # Elly 2012-08-20 15:40
I know that the Jesus we love is Jewish and therefor our love for the Jews should and must be great. I know that GOD is alive and wants us, the gentiles to be part of the family. Now through Jesus we are able to praise him just like the Jews because he is looking for a true heart to worship him for ever. I love Israel because out of there our salvation came forth. Hallelujah!!!!!
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+5 # Matt Sieger 2012-07-25 14:33
James,
God does care about how we treat the environment. One of the first things he asked Adam to do was to cultivate and care for the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). You may want to read this article: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/19-05/messianic-jewish-look-at-sustainability
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-2 # JAMES 2012-11-20 18:54
Using the environment in your outreach is very obviously PC and need not be a first concern for reaching Jews with the Gospel. I think it very kowtowing to try to appeal to the main issues of democrats in your outreach to Jews. I understand that we all care about the environment, but this is NOT the place for it.
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+3 # Matt Sieger 2012-11-20 19:13
James,
I don't know if you read the article I suggested. But our publication ISSUES, as the name suggests, addresses many different issues that Jewish people are interested in. One of those is the environment. It is a topic that can certainly be addressed through Scripture. This has nothing to do with Democrats (though many Jews are Democrats). If you've ever seen any of our "broadsides" [gospel tracts] you know that we try to engage unbelievers on all sorts of topics as a bridge to discussing the gospel.
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+3 # James 2012-07-25 06:44
Shalom! Nice video EXCEPT I think it very misleading to somehow insinuate that care for the "environment" has something to do with being a believer. To insinuate that the Bible message somehow includes a concern for the environment! is way off-message, and only assumes its audience is concerned about environmental issues!
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+7 # Ronna 2012-07-20 04:39
@Mike - Being Jewish is more than a religion - it's a blood line. Being a follower of Jesus doesn't make one stop being Jewish, just like eating chinese food doesn't stop someone born in Italy from being Italian. Jesus was Jewish and all his early followers were Jewish. He's the Messiah of Israel and the whole world. Christian is a label that man created. It's found nowhere in the Bible. I know that's a radical concept - but it's true, and great food for thought. Jesus fullfilled the law of Moses. He didn't abolish it. (Matt. 5:17) It still exists and Gentiles are grafted into the olive tree of biblical Judaism through their faith in Jesus. (Rom. 11) I know that's not taught very much in churches - but it's the Word. :)
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+5 # Teddy 2012-08-25 13:15
"Christian is a label that man created. It's found nowhere in the Bible".
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"And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch".
Acts 11:26
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+6 # Joan 2012-08-27 00:41
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. (Acts 11:26b).
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0 # Linda 2013-07-02 01:21
I feel what you have said, Ronna, is quite true. Humans do have a distinct talent of putting everything into a box that they can now understand and control. Our vocabulary is a 'sure thing' when the scriptures have said nothing of it. I encourage everyone to keep looking and reading and discovering your own truth (because I am doing the same).
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-1 # kief 2012-07-18 20:01
Since I truly wonder, because so much here from simple Jews believing in Jesus, but with no any correctly logically and educationally reasons of proof, what then make me as well very suspicious as this even convinst me, so I ask the one question only. DO YOU FOR REAL READ AND IF YOU HAVE READ THE NEW TESTAMENTS, COULD YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE READ? Because the way you believe is how all Christians do while they never ever had true knowledge of the TRUTH ABOUT JESUS STORY. Yours the same worse mistakes. NEVER EVER BELIEVE IN ANYTHING YOU DON'T FULLY COMPREHEND, NEVER THE WAY THE CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIMS DO. God advice is: You'd better search more and deeper in the Book and all around it, or even better: SEEK TO FIND, THEN ASK THOSE WHO FOR REAL KNOW ABOUT THE ENTIRE TRUTH.
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0 # Jerusalem gold 2013-04-10 12:36
Quoting kief:
Since I truly wonder, because so much here from simple Jews believing in Jesus, but with no any correctly logically and educationally reasons of proof, what then make me as well very suspicious as this even convinst me, so I ask the one question only. DO YOU FOR REAL READ AND IF YOU HAVE READ THE NEW TESTAMENTS, COULD YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE READ? Because the way you believe is how all Christians do while they never ever had true knowledge of the TRUTH ABOUT JESUS STORY. Yours the same worse mistakes. NEVER EVER BELIEVE IN ANYTHING YOU DON'T FULLY COMPREHEND, NEVER THE WAY THE CHRISTIANS OR MUSLIMS DO. God advice is: You'd better search more and deeper in the Book and all around it, or even better: SEEK TO FIND, THEN ASK THOSE WHO FOR REAL KNOW ABOUT THE ENTIRE TRUTH.

#kief Do you truly understand how a car works, but know how to make it go/stop etc? How plants grow yet believe they nourish you?How medicines work,yet believe they heal you?
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+4 # Isaac Sorden 2012-07-18 14:42
I'm Christian
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+6 # Justin Blankenstein- 2012-05-24 20:45
I feel you most certaintly have to be ethnically Jewish to separate yourself from the gentiles. Gngentiles were adopted through Christ which made them Christians. I feel we are truly stiff-necked people and that is why the majority of us have denIed our own messiah Jesus Christ. I am a firm believer in my brother jesus and that we are our father's children. Which concludes our financial success. I also believe we are held to higher standards. For further proof read Romans and Matthew, Luke, mark and John. The greatest minds, athletes, political leaders and prophets and messiah were Jewish. I pray that one day my people see that Jesus was and is and is to come. Thank you. Justin blankenstein-dean
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+1 # Barbara Brodie 2013-05-20 21:22
The Bible says that "in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Gentile..as all are one in Christ Jesus."
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0 # Rich Robinson 2012-02-28 18:12
@Dan, we're a mission agency, so our staff attend various congregations. We do have Passover banquets annually in the spring and High Holiday (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) services in the fall and you can find that info elsewhere on our web site.
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+1 # Dan 2012-02-21 03:13
Do you all have a Church fellowship where you gather as one Body of Christ to worship? If so, where and when? Thanks.
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+4 # Joan 2012-08-27 00:39
We worship on the first day of the week as the Christians in the first century did, and they were called Christians first in Antioch (Acts 11:26b). I worship with a non-denominational body of Christ who are called the churches of Christ. You can find a congregation pretty much anywhere. Be advised, there are false prophets who are turning some of the churches of Christ away from New Testament worship, so test them as John recommends in the New Testament. (1John 4:1). God bless you as you search for His truth.
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+6 # James 2012-10-31 02:13
Some worship on different days or all days of the week- that's not the important thing- it's WHO you worship that matters.
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0 # Lukas Dohnal 2013-07-18 03:31
Who worshiped on the first day of the week were pagans, sun-worshipers. "Sun-day".

"Not to mention other examaples, is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify." James Cardinal Gibbons, "The Faith Of Our Fathers", pages 72-73
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+4 # Jonathan 2012-02-19 15:45
This maybe a stupid question, but it come through growth in my faith, ignorance to jewish tradition, and desire to row in Jesus Christ through a purer belief structure because i am seriously tred of the protestant and catholic church: do you have to be of jewish bloodline decent to call yourself a jew?
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+1 # Mordechai 2012-10-30 20:55
Jonathan,
When you asked, "Do you have to be of Jewish bloodline decent to call yourself a Jew?" you actually ask more than one question, among which is the most important one: "Who really IS a Jew?" The answer is: any person born of a Jewish mother is Jewish. That means if your mother was Jewish, her mother was Jewish, her mother (etc)....all the way back to either a kosher conversion or Sinai…you are Jewish.
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+2 # Rich Robinson 2012-10-30 23:58
Actually, Reform and some Conservative identify someone as Jewish if either parent is Jewish; Orthodox remains firmly of the view that you are Jewish only if your mother is Jewish. There are also converts to Judaism. But Judaism isn't any more or less "pure" than Protestantism or Catholicism. If you're a follower of Jesus, you're not following Judaism as understood today. Nor can you just call yourself "Jewish" without having a Jewish parent or converting to Judaism (which would mean disavowing faith in Jesus).
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+1 # Mordechai 2012-10-31 01:04
Rich,
While I thoroughly understand your reply, I think it is important to correct one of your statements. When you wrote "Judaism isn't any more or less 'pure' than Protestantism or Catholicism" you overlook one important element missing from either Protestantism or Catholicism: heredity. No one is born a Protestant or a Catholic; there is no "bloodline" for either.
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+2 # Rich Robinson 2012-10-31 01:46
Jonathan was referring to a "purer belief structure". While I'm not sure what that really means, I am guessing he means something closer to "the original." If that's the case, neither Protestantism nor Catholicism nor Judaism post 70 is a pure reflection of faith at the time of Jesus.
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+3 # Mike bleke 2011-10-08 08:52
If you are in fact for Jesus, wouldn't you just be a Christian?
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+1 # Ryan 2012-10-27 14:29
Most of the Christians are not Messianic Jews, most of them are Gentiles. Big different between a Gentiles and a Messianic Jew.
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+22 # Rich Robinson 2012-10-29 16:50
@Ryan and Mike, A lot of Jewish believers in Jesus are happy calling themselves Christians meaning a follower of the Messiah. You can be a Jewish Christian or a Gentile Christian. Others prefer the term Messianic Jew. The label's not the important thing. It's faith in Jesus that's important.
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+5 # Ryan 2012-10-29 17:25
Well, I did not know that, thank for explaining to me better..
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-2 # Albert 2013-02-05 22:55
Incorrect. If you believe that jesus is the son of God you probably believe in the Trinity. God the father, god the son and god the holy spirit. Not one god but three gods. Because Christianity came out of judaism, Christians had to reconcile Judaisms belief in One God with the idea of the trinity. They say the three are rally one which is a triunity. If you believe jesus is the son of god (god incarnate) then how does this square with monotheism! Can you imagine God himself coming out of the womb of Mary! Does that make sense? Where does it say that the Messiah has to be divine? That is not the jewish concept of messsiah. Why would jesus pray to God in the garden of gethsemane if he is God. God needs to pray. There are so many holes and Christians are trying to convince people of these falsehoods. The label is very important because there is no such thing as a jewish Christian. If you believe that Jesus is God then you are not part of the Jewish faith!
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-4 # Mary 2013-02-15 05:45
@ Albert: Not so. I believe Jesus is the son of God and do not believe in the trinity. Lots of Christians debate the trinity in fact. After all, are not the angels and all of mankind sons of God?
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0 # A Believer 2013-03-13 04:35
I had an insight that might be helpful. I saw a rough analogy between the use of a parable and the Trinity.

1. At the first level, is the objective truth. Unchanging, and might read as having only one application, i.e. "We must be cautious when accepting truths."

2. The parable - through an allegorical body, that first statement is carried to people. Its important because it engages people where they are in life.

3. Personal acceptance. A person is involved with the parable, which aims to deliver the truth fully to every person, in every walk, at every point in their walk. For example, a 16 year old might take away "People can be posers", but a 60 year old, "Its wise to use discretion."
All 3 are separate, but remain 1 truth. With God, it would be infinitely more vast and complete, and like the parable bringing the truth to people where they are in life, Jesus is the Way.
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+5 # Jason Hammond 2013-05-11 08:44
Quoting Mary:
@ Albert: Not so. I believe Jesus is the son of God and do not believe in the trinity. Lots of Christians debate the trinity in fact. After all, are not the angels and all of mankind sons of God?

To be a Christian is to be believe in the Triune God of the Bible. There are references to the Triune God from Genesis to Revelation though Trinity is not used. To be Christian is to be Trinitarian. To not be Trinitarian is simply not to be Christian. You said you believe Jesus is the Son of God? Satan also believes in that.
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0 # Gloria 2013-07-09 03:15
You are suggesting the holy spirit is a god head- fulfilliing the third part of a triune god. I 'm a Christian and do not believe God's Holy spirit is a person. None of my family does. We are all of Hebrew ancestery. You are being mislead if you think all Christians believe in trinity. You believe you go to heaven when you die. I do not. I am a Christian. You cannot place anyone in a group of belief.
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-1 # Joanne 2013-06-21 01:51
Yes, I agree. Most Christians do not believe that
Jesus is God. When Jesus died he asked his father (God) to forgive us.
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+10 # Lynn 2013-02-26 08:29
You do not have an understanding of Christianity at all. I do not know of any Christians who believe in 3 gods as you have stated. There is one God in the Godhead. God the Father. An extension of God the Father, is his begotten Son Jesus Christ who is "King of Kings and Lord of Lords.", The Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit of God the Father given to us in our spirit. Our spirit is of God the Father. In essense, there is ONE God with two extended parts of him in the Son and in the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ himself makes it very clear in his teachings, He was sent from God the Father, "My Father is much greater than I" etc...God himself never came from the womb. The Holy Ghost came upon Mary thus Jesus is the Son of God and not God the Father Himself. What do you mean there is not such thing as Jewish Christian? Jesus was obviously declared a Jewish Rabbi during his ministry. The concept of Jesus being all three belongs to only 3 denominations of Christianity I know of......
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+1 # Lynn 2013-02-26 08:40
who state Jesus is God himself and deny God the fAther. That would be the Pentecostals and the Mormon denomoniations. The Islamic faith does not believe Jesus was the Messiah at all. There are so many different interpretations of the history of religion as well as the Messiah Jesus Christ, God and the Holy Spirit. Although, if one takes the time to thoroughly study most aspects and the differing beliefs, the hope is we evenbually arrive at the truth. Nevertheless, Christians do not believe in THREE GODS, and I believe this is where there is so much confusion where Christianity is concerned. It is confusing why so many people, why so many countries, tongues and nations would have so many different beliefs about our creator and God's Word of Truth versus what we are lead to believe by humanities interpretation, of the Word of God, which can be twisted and distorted based on whatever interpretation is being followed. Sad for those who want to know Jesus and the truth.
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-2 # Ron 2013-04-01 15:14
@Lynn Belief in the trinity is a deviation from the oneness of God. The trinity is no where in the bible and only started in 325 AD by the Council of Nicaea. Regular men 325 years after the death of Christ who declared this idea that is still around today. The Bible never says Jesus is the son of God. In fact he states over and over in the Bible that he is the "Son of Man", many times, NEVER the "Son of God". Jesus is never claimed directly to be the son of God, nor is there any mention of the trinity because during the time of Jesus, these ideas did not exist. Jesus was a jew, 100%, and ideas like being able to eat pork and not observing the Sabbath was started by people like Paul and other *men* hundreds of years after the death of Christ. Also Islam does recognize Jesus as THE MESSIAH. Please read: http://www.answering-christianity.com/blessed_jesus.htm
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-1 # Stanley 2013-06-14 00:02
While some of the arguments you put forth is to some extent are correct, in John 10: 36 Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. This was in reference to the question he was asked in verse 24 and his answer stired them to anger and in verse 33 the Judeans accused him of blasphemy inferring that he makes himself God. You will also note that Satan in Matthew 4 also uses the tiitle Son of God during Jesus' temptation. In the Gospels demons also called him Son of God and also human.

It is also not true what you said about Paul. Paul was a practicing Jew and believe in the written Law and not the Rabbinic Oral Law. The period of time you mention that Paul and others came on the scene is incorrect. In the Acts of the Apostles Chp 22: 3, Gamaliel was Paul's rabbi. Read Acts 21:24,
Romams 2:13, Romans 7 and 8:4, I Timothy 4:4 and 5.
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+2 # Donna 2013-06-14 00:53
SON OF GOD~
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish
but have everlasting life.
{John 3:16}

SON OF MAN~
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. {Matthew16:27}

He was both.
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+1 # Ken 2013-05-31 19:57
I am Pentecostal and I Believe in God the Father, Jesus is His son and His Holy Spirit is of Him . God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Lynn you are wrong in the whole of your statement. Don't try to bunch people whom you don't know into a click with other people you think you know. That's being judgmental....not good.
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+1 # Donna 2013-06-14 00:36
Quoting Lynn:
who state Jesus is God himself and deny God the fAther. That would be the Pentecostals and the Mormon denomoniations.


Lynn~ Pentecostals believe in one God, expressed through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Never have I heard anyone in the Pentecostal church state that "Jesus is God only and denied God the Father". Not sure where you get that information, but it is incorrect.
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0 # Craig 2013-07-20 00:43
The group that often is known to believe in Jesus only would be "apostolic" in denomination. There is such an organization (example- Bibleway Worldwide Churches and Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ). This is not the same as being apostolic (interpreted as 'sent ones') in faith, which is what we all should be if we follow the doctrine of the Apostles who were the original disciples of Christ identified in the Book of Acts.
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0 # Chou 2013-09-21 16:16
Yes, I agree. That would be more like the 'Jesus Only' movement.
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+2 # Jesse 2013-05-18 17:53
You have a misunderstanding of New Testament teachings. And if a Christian doen't believe in the Trinity, his doctrine is wrong. All I can say to you is, study the New Testament by yourself, starting in the book of John, and you'll come away with a different understanding, which these discussions cannot afford you because they often stray from the Scriptures and make claims that are contrary to sound doctrine. It's very important to stick to what the Scriptures say, not what a man says. Will you accept my challenge to study the New Testament, beginning in John?
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+3 # Mijjael 2013-06-10 00:00
Y'shua (Jesus) is G-d not because our opinions but by what the Bible says. Many passages in the Tanach (as known as Old Testament) points to Y'shua as the Messiah and the Saviour. Let's think about this: in Isaiah, for example, HaShem is called by Himself as the Only One Saviour and then He refers to the Messiah as Saviour too, so, is G-d in contradictions? or Y'shua is G-?
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0 # ariel 2013-07-08 19:27
Albert you need to read Dr Brown s books :) You will find all the answers to your statements there.
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+2 # Jeanne 2013-03-01 14:46
I am a Christian and follower of the messiah. I love my Jewish Christian brothers & sisters. I agree with you:The label's not the important thing. It's faith in Jesus that's important. And let me add we are all one in Jesus' name!
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-1 # Curtis Packer 2013-06-02 14:56
With all due respect, the only true diefference between Jews and Christians is that the Hebrews did not accept Jesus as the messiah. In fact, if the messiah had come, you would understand what the world would look like according to the Mishnah and Rashi. I respect your right to be Christians. I have many Christian friends but as a Jew I understand that Jesus was just a man and not the son of Hashem. To restate, if your believe Jesus is the son of G-D then you're a Christian. You can't be a Jewish Christian...it's an oxymoron by definition. Toda; Baruch Hashem
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